US Fender Stratocaster – Re-Fret 2nd Update

I’ve got a few pre-shaped bone nuts but, alas, none that would fit.  The only other blanks I’ve got are a little large and will therefore need a little more work to make one fit.

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Once I’ve cut it roughly down to size (I’ll get at least 2 nuts from that blank) I’ll use the sanding disk to get the thickness right.

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Once it fits in the slot, grind it to the right shape and cut the string slots.

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The depth of the slots is obviously a critical part of the setup so I’ll do those once the neck is back on the body.

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At first glance the neck looked good but looking more closely at the last fret the strings are a little off, the gap between the string and the end of the fret on the Bass side is about 1mm but about 3mm on the Treble side.  There is a little play in the neck so I’ll loosen off the neck bolts and see if I can move it slightly.

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That’s better.

Looking like a Guitar again.

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As you can see I’ve also changed the Pickguard and Pickups.  It came as a fully loaded item with just the jack socket to wire in.  And an earth wire to the two tone controls, that threw me for a while and caused some very odd effects.

Enough for today.  Tomorrow should see it finished.  Just the nut slots and setup.

 

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